Imagine: you stand at the metro station in a foreign city, figuring out metro routes on the map when a stranger takes your hand & pushes you in a certain direction & start using baby-talk in a conversation. Unfortunately, according to European Human Rights Report, 2019 by European Disability Forum (EDF) & conducted needs research, this is often the daily experiences of youth with sensory disabilities (e.g. blindness, hearing loss, etc.).
Michigan University study (2019) revealed that people who were in contact with individuals with disabilities showed lower
im- & explicit prejudice. According to one of the scientists, close contact between people with & without disabilities creates a
“chance to develop positive associations with the group & see them in a different light.”